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1. Data Analytics/Visualization

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 4/26/2018

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Inaugural Meeting of Data Analytics/Visualization User Group

"Storytelling Using LEA Data Sources"

At MCIU - Washington B Conference Room

Agenda

Welcome & Introductions

Stories:

  • Using Data for Budget Planning - Ken Gibson, Phoenixville Area SD
  • Visualizing Enrollment & Ethnicity Trends - Brandon Luz, Cheltenham SD
  • Visualizing PSSA Data - Jessica Sahl, Chester County IU
  • Microsoft BI - Theo Smith / Alison Scott, Montgomery County IU

Please click Here to complete the Current Practices questionnaire in advance of the session.

Tools (How did I answer my question?):

Lessons Learned

How Used


  • Analyze in Excel - Ken Gibson, Phoenixville Area SD
  • Tableau - Brandon Luz, Cheltenham SD
  • Excel Graphs - Jessica Sahl, Chester County IU
  • Microsoft BI - Theo Smith / Alison Scott, Montgomery County IU

Wrap Up for the Group: Questions to help plan future meetings

Refer to invite for links to resources.

Next Meeting Date:  October 11th from 9am - 12pm

2. Paraprofessional Training Series: Principles of Behavior: Developing Strategies and Tools for Your Behavior Toolkit

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/27/2018

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Participants will be able to: understand concepts for why behaviors occur and what maintains then, identity the ABCs of behavior, understand and explain behavior principles and strategies that teachers might employ in the classroom and identify resources, strategies and tools for paraprofessionals to utilize in the classroom in support and enhancing positive behavior.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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3. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 4/30/2018

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This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

4. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/31/2018

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Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

5. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 5/1/2018

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This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

6. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/1/2018

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This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

7. Mean Kids Getting Meaner: The Mental Health Implications of Mean & How to Create Kindness

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Adminstrators, and Counselors

Dates: 5/1/2018

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The mean kid behavior is changing and not for the better. Relational aggression, spreading rumors, exclusionary tactics, manipulating friendships and relationships are all part of the rules of engagement, and used to be the domain of high school and middle school. No longer - elementary schools are now engaging in mean behavior at and increasingly younger age. Further complicating the issue is the digital behavior of our girls, many of whom have mastered cyber-bullying as the in their aggressive behavior against others. An added dynamic is the increasing number of young people arrested for assault - more than any generation before. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

8. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 5/2/2018

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This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

9. Computer Science is for Everyone: Beyond Hour of Code (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators and Adiministrators

Dates: 5/2/2018

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Schools and youth programs are challenged to teach computer science that students need for life and careers in today’s world. Educators and youth program leaders want to learn about computer science to be able to meet that challenge. This workshop will provide valuable first steps with the following concentrations:

* Experience an hour of code. Learn to code in a novice-friendly setting using a Minecraft coding tutorial and experience first-hand what students are excited about.
* Beyond coding. Learn what computer science means, why it is important for learners in today’s world, and computer science concepts and skills that can be easily added to classrooms and youth programs.
* Get ready to lead an hour of code. Learn an exciting new web tutorial and prepare to use it to lead any group through an hour of code!

NOTE LOCATION: Microsoft Store at King of Prussia Mall

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10. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 5/4/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

11. Observing and Planning Instruction to ELL Students/Course 4 (COHORT 3)

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certificate

Audience: PA Educators

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 7/1/2018

ONLY APPROVED COHORT 2 MEMBERS MAY ENROLL

COHORT 3 Schedule

Course Number: EDL509 Observing and Planning Instruction to ELL Students

Because ELL students come to us with a variety of backgrounds and at diverse levels of language acquisition, it is important for ESL teachers to have the knowledge and skills necessary to create a developmentally appropriate curricular program for all students. Upon completion of this course, teachers will be expected to design and ESL program tailored to meet the needs of each student. Participants will be able to identify appropriate materials and resources to be used with children at each level of English Proficiency.

12. MCIU PIIC Meeting 05/07/18 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 5/7/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

13. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/8/2018

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

14. Collaborative Conversations: ELs in Special Education (EL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Montgomery County K-12 Educators only

Dates: 5/7/2018

Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for a collaborative conversation where we will talk about a problem of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided the morning of the session.

For Montgomery County educators only.

15. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 05/09/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2018

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

16. Math in Practice: Everyday Strategies for Building Confident and Capable Learners in Grades K-5 Sue O'Connell (M) NEW DATE

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math Teachers K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2018

Join Sue O'Connell in this dynamic one-day workshop, where you will discover ways to help students learn and love mathematics. Join Sue to explore practical strategies that make math come alive for your students. Her questioning techniques, interactive tasks, helpful suggestions, and array of resources illustrate doable ways to build math understanding. You will discover a wealth of classroom-ready ideas and activities to take immediately back to your classroom.

Participants will:

* Examine engaging problems that set a context for learning math skills
* Identify key teacher questions that promote math understanding.
* Explore the words of math and identify strategies to help students talk more precisely about their thinking.
* Discover easy math routines that work at all grade levels to get students thinking and talking about big ideas.
* Reflect on simple and fun math investigations that lead to important math discoveries.

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

17. Revising as a Way to "Teach Grammar" at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/10/2018

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Students learn to write by emulating others. This includes learning the grammatical structures of written language. During this workshop, participants will examine the traditional approach to grammar instruction and will explore what research indicates to be effective practices for today’s classrooms. Practical methods and strategies for teaching grammar including sentence combining, the study of models, and collaborative writing will be explored. With the support of the work of various teacher-researchers, participants will learn how to tinker with language by revising to construct more complex and sophisticated sentences. This workshop honors the process-approach to teaching writing while offering participants practical ideas on how to use heuristics and more.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

18. QPR - Gatekeeper Course - Ask a Questioin, Save a Life

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, administrators, front line workers, clergy, volunteers, law enforement

Dates: 5/15/2018

QPR stands for QUESTION, PERSUADE, and REFER - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, neighbor.


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19. Autodesk Inventor Training - Basic Level

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6 -12

Dates: 5/15/2018

This course will cover the basics of solids modeling using the Autodesk Inventor 2017 Software Package. Some of the topics that will be covered are the four basic file types and their application in the modeling environment, basics of view control and interface settings, basics of 2D sketching and geometric constraints, application of numeric constraints (dimensioning), sketched features vs. placed features, sketching and feature tools, effectively working with construction planes and how to create views, sheets, title blocks, parts and edit part drawings.

Please Read Details: Autodesk Training Description - Basic

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session. It is recommended that user bring a mouse with a click wheel for this class in order to access the full capabilities of the software.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

20. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 5/15/2018

Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

21. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 05/15/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

22. Paraprofessional Training Series: Achieving Greatness: Practical Strategies for Working With Students With Executive Functioning Weakeness

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/15/2018

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. Also, they will be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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23. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/16/2018

This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

24. Coding as a New Literacy: A Hands-on Event (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2018

Why is coding the new buzzword in education? Do you know which careers will require coding skills? How does a K-12 educator integrate coding into the curriculum? Come to this interactive, one day event at the Corbett Experience Center to get inspired and find out how coding skills relate to our world. Hear from panelists of various fields, attend sessions of your choice, and experience a range of maker technology tools throughout the day with Eduporium.

All attendees will bring a new tool back to their school! The tool is included in your registration cost. You will receive an email prior to the event with the option to select one of the following:
* Edison robot
* Makey Makey
* Ozobot starter kit
* Arduino Beginner kit from DF Robot

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Is included.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

25. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 5/17/2018

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school Elementary Principals or his/her designee and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

26. Evidence-Based Evaluation of English Learners: A Contemporary Approach To Testing - Rescheduled Date

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Montgomery County School District Psychologists and SLPs only

Dates: 5/18/2018

Evaluation of English learners represents one of the most difficult tasks in assessment, a situation that is further compounded by the fact that most practitioners may not have the language skills necessary to evaluate in the native language. Coupled with the vast number of languages found in the schools and the lack of tools in languages other than Spanish, there is a strong need for an approach to evaluation that is accessible to all practitioners. This presentation will:
* Outline an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner.
* Present specific procedures which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour. Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

27. Federal Programs Coordinators – Business Managers Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County school district Federal Programs Coordinators and School Business Office Staff responsible for federal programs

Dates: 5/18/2018

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This session will be a joint meeting for Montgomery County school district Federal Programs Coordinators and Business Managers responsible for federal program funding streams. The specific areas of focus will be procurement and contracting procedures and the impact of Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) on:
• Nonpublic Equipment Tracking and Rules
• ESSA Impact
• Supplement not Supplant Methodology
• Procurement Guidelines - effective contract language
• Time and Effort Documentation
• LEA Responsibility for Nonpublic Services (carryover, etc.)

28. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC) 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/18/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

29. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

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This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

30. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 5/23/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

31. Core Knowledge Language Arts Lunch and Learn (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Preschool - Grade 5 and Administrators

Dates: 5/23/2018

Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive program (Preschool - Grade 5) for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking while also building students' vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, world and American history, and the sciences. The Core Knowledge Foundation has partnered with Amplify Education for nationwide distribution of professionally printed and packaged CKLA classroom materials. Please join us to learn more about CKLA.

Registration: Begins at 11:00 AM.
Lunch: The event will be catered.

32. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/23/2018

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

33. Vicarious Trauma

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: MCIU and Member School District Psychologist, social workers, counselors only

Dates: 5/25/2018 to 8/30/2018

This series is offered with the goal of explaining and exploring the mitigation and prevention of Vicarious Trauma and supporting the planning for successful Self-Care. The first session will focus on the definition of terms, review of prevalence, causes, and impact of Vicarious Trauma- with some strategies and tips to consider around prevention. The second session will be a more reflective and planning event where we unpack why Self-Care is a challenging process, and ways in which staff can plan to take better care of themselves in the coming school year.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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This workshop is only for Montgomery County I.U. and Montgomery County Public School District psychologist, social workers and counselors.

34. Continuation of IMSE Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Participants who had taken the prerequisite course: Orton-Gillinghma Introductory Course (18 hours)

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 5/31/2018

This 12 hour continuation gives the complete Comprehensive training to participants who took the 18 hour Introductory course. The IMSE Comprehensive course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom as well as the importance of a Structured Literacy Program. After participating in this training, teachers will have an understanding of the structure and foundation of the English language. Teachers will have an awareness of how to assess and teach students with dyslexia as well as students in all three tiers of RTI. Teachers will be able to evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These 12 hours will focus on the remaining recipe content as well as fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

To attend this workshop, you must have taken the prerequisite course: Orton-Gillingham Introductory Course (18 hours).

Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

Participants need to bring their laptop, Notebook and Materials provided at the Orton-Gillingham Introductory Training.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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35. Montgomery County SWPBIS Networking Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: School District and school personnel in the Pennsylvaia Positive Behavior Support (PAP/BS) Network

Dates: 5/31/2018

Join your local colleagues for a PBIS networking opportunity! This two hour opportunity is open to Montgomery County districts/schools implementing or training to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)! Get up-to-speed on the most recent, research-based information from the state level. School building/district coaches and Core team members looking to build on their practices, data, and systems of their SWPBIS framework are invited to attend.

36. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

37. Montgomery County SWPBIS Networking Meeting - Administrators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Administrators from school district and schools in the Pennsylvia Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network

Dates: 6/4/2018

Join your local colleagues for a PBIS administrator networking opportunity! This two hour opportunity is open to administration from Montgomery County districts/schools implementing and/or training to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)! Get up-to-speed on the most recent, research-based information from the state level as well as systems-level planning. District and or school administrators looking to build on their practices, data, and systems of their SWPBIS framework are invited to attend.

38. MCIU PIIC Meeting Virtual 06/05/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 6/5/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

39. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Educators (K-12), Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2018 to 10/24/2018

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two day training will review various co-teaching models and related strategies to support success. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will brainstorm solutions to problematic issues such as planning time, behavior management, assessment and differentiated instruction. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.

Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

40. GoOpen and Beyond with OER (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators, Coaches, and/or teams from schools

Dates: 6/13/2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) have been in existence for more than twenty years, but are gaining popularity with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) #GoOpen movement. With the growth of 1:1 initiatives and a push for a more personalized education, OERs offer districts access to free quality digital resources that can be used to supplement an existing or emerging curricular initiative. The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) is rolling out a "hub" on OER Commons for its districts and schools across the state diving into the OER world.

Join us as we:
* Develop an understanding of the why/how//what of Open Educational Resources (OER).
* Learn how to locate, reuse, and remix OER via the PAIU OER Commons hub.
* Use OER to supplement emerging or existing curricular initiatives.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

41. DIBELS Next Reading Assessment (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2018

Do you want to learn more about the DIBELS Next reading assessment? The DIBELS Next workshop is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and empirical foundations of DIBELS Next as well as training in administration and scoring of the measures. Participants in this training will learn how to administer the assessment and its connections to the five big ideas of literacy.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/district, you must also register for the two day DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

42. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - Member Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/20/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS

Member Registration ONLY!

PowerSchool Solutions membership will be confirmed by MCIU before registration is finalized internally - Must use your LEA email address when registering

Please Note: Exclusively for members only - Flex Pass

Allows an LEA to send another member on the days the main registrant does not attend - Need to notify MCIU

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Full-Conference Cost: $300.00
  • Early Bird Cost: $275.00 - Closes April 30, 2018

(Early Bird discount will be manually deducted and reflected on your invoice)

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

43. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - PowerSchool SIS Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/20/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Full-Conference Cost: $350.00
  • Early Bird Cost: $300.00 - Closes April 30, 2018

(Early Bird discount will be manually deducted and reflected on your invoice)

Consortium members will need to register via the designated member registration link that was sent out. If you did not receive the link, please reach out to the consortium partner (Intermediate Unit) that your LEA has a contract with.

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

44. DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring (M) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/20/2018

Prerequisite: DIBELS Math Assessment or DIBELS Next Reading Assessment

Interested in becoming a DIBELS Mentor? Participants in this training will be provided with materials and training to be trainers in your building/district. The DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring offers advanced training in the use of DIBELS Next data in an Outcomes-Drive Model, perfect for schools implementing a Response to Intervention approach. Participants will receive presentation materials for the DIBELS Next Essential, DIBELS Next Transition, and DIBELS Next Data Interpretation workshops.

You must attend both days.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

45. DIBELS Math Assessment (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/21/2018

Have you heard about the DIBELS Math assessment? DIBELS Math is an assessment used to measure the acquistion of mathematics skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and concepts and applications that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/disrict, you must also register for the DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

46. PowerSchool Academy 2018 - eSchool SIS / eFinance Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/21/2018 to 6/22/2018

PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

  • Full-Conference Cost: $200.00
  • Early Bird Cost: $175.00 - Closes April 30, 2018

(Early Bird discount will be manually deducted and reflected on your invoice)

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PSA@mciu.org

47. Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Langugage and Culture Educators

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

48. PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Counselors, Administrators and Security Professionals

Dates: 6/25/2018

New
This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

49. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- INTERMEDIATE - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 10/5/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades 3-5 (red, gold, purple) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Special attention will be dedicated on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers and clear rationales for instruction procedures within LLI.

FLYER

Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

50. Introduction to Responsive Classroom

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 6/25/2018

New
This workshop provides an introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach. You’ll gain an under¬standing of the foundational principles of the approach and hear how Responsive Classroom practices and strategies help teachers foster positive community, integrate engaging academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior. An overview of several strategies will be shared, including Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting, positive teacher language, and ways of responding to misbehavior. In this active and interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K–8.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

51. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades 6-12 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/25/2018

New
Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

52. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/25/2018

New
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a $49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

53. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/25/2018

New
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Will be provided.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

54. Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/29/2018

New
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community.
In this 4-day session, participants will learn how to:

* Create an active and interactive classroom that increases academic engagement
* Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success.
* Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and Closing Circles
* Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling
* Examine how the Responsive Classroom proactive approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning
* Respond to misbehavior with clear, consistent expectations and logical consequences
* Practice teacher language that promotes respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities by reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting student behavior
* Participate in interactive learning structures and energizers you can use in your classroom


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

55. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Google Drive - Google for Education – Day 1

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/26/2018

Day 1 – Google Drive: Explore all the features and opportunities to create in Google Drive. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

56. The What, Why and How Computational Thinking (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administators and Coaches

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/27/2018

New
Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

57. Autodesk Inventor Training - Intermediate Level

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6 - 12

Dates: 6/27/2018

This course will cover the intermediate skills of solids modeling using the Autodesk Inventor 2017 Software Package. Some of the topics that will be covered are the project path files, 2D sketching tools and geometric constraint application beyond the basic level, application of numeric constraints (dimensioning), introduction to parametric constraints (use of formulas), assembly constraints and how to drive them, hole features and tables, various view types and work features, presentation files, content components and drawing annotations.

Please Read Details: Autodesk Training Description - Intermediate

Prerequisites:
* A working knowledge of basic drafting/drawing skills.
* Must have a prior knowledge in 3D solid modeling in any 3D platform (we will be using Autodesk Inventor for this course).

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session. It is recommended that user bring a mouse with a click wheel for this class in order to access the full capabilities of the software.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

58. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 6/27/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

59. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Gmail, Calendar and Sites - Google for Education – Day 2

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/27/2018

Day 2 – Gmail, Calendar, and Sites: Web publishing and classroom workflow within the Google ecosystem. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants:
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

60. Introduction to Fountas and Pinnell's Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) 3rd Edition (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom Teachers and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers and Principals

Dates: 6/28/2018

This professional learning opportunity provides an overview of The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems 1 and 2, 3rd Edition (Grades K-8, Levels A-Z). Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) to determine student independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. Participants in this session will learn how to administer, score, analyze, and interpret results from the BAS Systems 1 and 2. Participants will also explore how to use the data from the BAS along with The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to inform instruction during whole class, small group, and individual teaching opportunities.

Course Goals:
*Become familiar with the administration, scoring and analysis of the Benchmark Assessment System.
*Explore how to use assessment data to inform instruction during whole class, small group and individual teaching opportunities.
*Explore ways to use assessment results to group students and monitor student progress for change over time.

Please bring to the session:
*Benchmark Assessment System box (including The Continuum of Literacy.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

61. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/28/2018

New
Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

62. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Maps, Earth, YouTube, Drawings and Productivity with Google for Education – Day 3

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/28/2018

Day 3 – Exploration and Publishing with Google: Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Drawings, and more productivity options from Google. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

63. Refining Teaching Decisions While Using The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom Teachers and Special Ed Teachers, REading Specialists, Intervention Teachers and Principals

Dates: 6/29/2018

This professional learning opportunity is designed for participants who have had training and experience in coding and scoring the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. The session will delve more deeply into analyzing behaviors such as self-correction, rereading and repeating, as well as the analysis of the student’s usage of meaning, structure, and visual information sources.

Course Goals:
*Learn how to use actual examples of students from your school to analyze reading records and determine instructional goals.
*Understand more deeply how to analyze meaning, structure, and visual information sources and use this analysis to refine teaching and effective prompting for students.
*Determine which Optional Assessments will provide deeper knowledge of a student’s usage of strategic actions while reading.
*Develop a deeper understanding of how the Systems of Strategic Action can be used to develop a common language across all grade levels.
*Acquire knowledge of how to use the Continuum of Literacy for Guided Reading, as well as other areas of the curriculum.

Please bring to the session:
*Your complete Benchmark Assessment System box (including The Continuum of Literacy).
*Three Benchmark Assessment System Protocols for students that represent the diversity in your population. These protocols should be coded and scored and ready for deeper analysis during the session.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

64. How to Orchestrate Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 6/29/2018

New
Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. This session will provide teachers with a roadmap of strategies to use before and during whole-class discussions to more effectively orchestrate dialogue responsive to students' science thinking, core practices and ideas.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. Models of Excellence in Connected Learning: Blended Instruction and Personalized Learning with Google for Education – Day 4

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Audience: K-20 Educators using Google Apps, Chromebooks, and connected learning strategies Individual participant requirements: Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access

Dates: 6/29/2018

Day 4 – Blended Instruction and Personalized Learning with Classroom and Forms: Formative assessments with Forms, Google Classroom, blended models, and differentiation. During this 4-day learning experience, participants will explore the best practices of connected learning using Google Suite for Education with a focus on design thinking and instructional excellence. Participants may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 workshop days. Please note that registration must be completed for each day you plan to attend. The design labs will have a major focus on hands-on design to develop a portfolio of materials for their classroom instruction. The goal is for each participant to complete the workshop series with a toolkit of new designs for the classroom with the outcome of each day to be a product creation for the classroom. Learning objectives for this workshop include understanding and implementation of:

* Introduction to content for the Google Educator level 1 certification exam
* The entire Google Education ecosystem
* Blended Learning and SAMR
* OER Resources
* Personalized Learning and DI
* Engagement with Educational Technology
* Custom eGuide included for all participants
* Shared resources in a custom Google Site with video playlists, tools/tips, and a test prep elearning scaffold
* eGuide serves as an ongoing eBook resource
* eGuide includes a Google EDU Tools Dashboard


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

66. Advanced Placement Physics 2: Algebra-Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Educators

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/12/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

67. Assessing With the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment (VB-MAPP)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education teachers-K-12, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 7/11/2018

Across the field of autism, the VB-MAPP is widely recognized as a tool teachers can use to determine specific skill sets across Skinner’s verbal operants. This tool contains five components, with the Milestones Assessment being the most widely used piece. This workshop will walk participants through the use of the Milestones Assessment, the Early Echoic Skills Assessment (EEESA) as well as a review of the Barriers Assessment and Task Analysis/Skills Tracking Sheet.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

68. The Hidden Curriculum and Strategies to Support Social Skills Development

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Regular Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/11/2018

This workshop will focus on the hidden curriculum and social skills development in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies for teaching communication, friendship, and participation skills along with conflict resolution.

69. Math Strategies and Best Practice for Struggling Learners

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers and General Education Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2018

This professional development workshop will look at mathematical strategies and best practices that can be utilized across all educational settings. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources needed to meet the needs of all learners. Strategies will focus on building conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency skills.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

70. G.E.N.I.U.S. C.A.M.P. - Teams must pre-register

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/27/2018

This experience brings students and teachers together in a MAKER ENVIRONMENT to take charge of their own ideas and growths with challenging, but fun stations like circuitry and storytelling, robotics, wearable technology and coding. Teachers will leave this week excitied to begin implementing maker learning into their classrooms while using questions that encourage students to become independent learners. Students develop the ability to be creative and reflective in their thinking when solving complex problems.

TEAMS:
Participants must pre-register as a team. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school. Students should be entering grades 5-12.

PRE-REGISTRATION:
Teams must be pre-register by April 6, 2018 at https://tinyurl.com/2018GENIUSCAMP

COST:
$1200 per team ($600 per educator) for subscribing Montgomery County Public Schools.
$1800 per team ($900 per educator) for all other schools.

SCHEDULE:
Prior to Camp: Teachers will participate in a 3-hour asynchronous session to build background knowledge.
July 24-26 8:30 AM to 3:3:0 PM: Teachers and students work hand-in-in in a maker environment.
July 27 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Teachers only meet for a follow-up about the experience.

For complete details see FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: Included July 24-26

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

71. We've Assessed With The VB-MAPP, Now What?

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education teachers-K-12, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 7/25/2018

Assessment is meant to drive instructional decisions as well as what we need to teach and/or what the student still needs to learn. After completing the VB-MAPP, how do you know what skills to address? This training will look at the 3 Levels to the Milestones Assessment and how to determine specific programming based on the assessment results. Organizational systems for materials and teaching space will be discussed.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

72. Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

73. Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

74. Advanced Placement Economics: Macro and Micro Combined Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics: Macro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

75. Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP English Literature and Composition Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

76. Advanced Placement Human Geography Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Human Geography Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

77. Advanced Placement Physics 1: Algebra-Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

78. Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U.S. Government and Politics Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

79. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/9/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 24, 2018

This three-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS), which is used in the Intensive Model setting. The Intensive Model targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for Wilson Academy membership and Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification training.

Cost includes the WRS Starter Kit and handouts.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

80. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/10/2018

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

81. Wilson Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/16/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

This three-day workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. This course examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Wilson Reading System Level II certification training or can be taken alone.

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

82. The Use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Programming in Your Classroom: Evidenced-based Teaching Strategies

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education teachers-K12, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 8/15/2018

As part of the ongoing ABA Series, this session will focus on specific teaching strategies across the verbal operants. Errorless teaching as well as error correction procedures will be a core part to this workshop as well as how to develop many programs and specific teaching procedures/prompt strategies for the teaching of the verbal operants. The use of variable reinforcement (VR) will be addressed. Finally, different ways to collect data will be shared.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

83. The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Reading Specialists, Teachers

Dates: 8/28/2018

This workshop will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective, and discuss current literacy trends in the United States. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders, as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. There will be a discussion matching each reading disorders’ subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

FLYER

84. Mindfulness-ST HELENA'S STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 8/29/2018

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being.

85. Wilson Certification Level I Year Long Program (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 5/16/2019

This year long Level I Certification training is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology) and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching reading and spelling.

PREREQUISITE: Must attend the start-up training and have completed the WRS Introductory 3 Day workshop within the last 5-years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements. In addition, participants will need to administer a standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 for more details.

FLYER

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Cancellation within 30 days of course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancellation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

86. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/11/2018

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due January 11, 2019.

87. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

88. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

89. STEM 101 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 9/27/2018

New
Have you heard about STEM thinking and wondered how it applies to you? Participants in this workshop will experience different levels of STEM activities and walk away with a deeper understanding of why students need exposure to STEM and design thinking and how to begin integrating tasks into their instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

90. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/27/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

91. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/3/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

92. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/4/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.